3 Dec 2011

Police name two truck drivers killed in head-on crash

10:11 pm on 3 December 2011

Police have released the names of the two truck drivers who died in a head-on crash in Waikato.

They were Hugh Leonard Ferguson, 61, from Hamilton and Jarrad Malcolm Townsend, 32, from Tauranga.

Police say the men were killed when their vehicles collided near Morrinsville at about 7.30am on Saturday.

A passenger from one of the trucks received minor injuries but was discharged from Waikato Hospital later on Saturday.

State Highway 26, near the intersection with Badger Close, was closed for several hours but reopened early on Saturday afternoon.